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to test and scale your solution

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Challenging times call for unconventional solutions

Get in the Ring is a global startup competition active in over 200 cities. We give opportunities to unconventional solutions in all corners of the world, to prove their solutions and solve 21st century challenges. Working alongside industry leading partners, we support the scale and impact that startups make across the globe.


We use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to transforming our world using unconventional solutions.

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Zero Hunger
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Good Health & Well-being
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Clean Water & Sanitation
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Affordable & Clean Energy
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Decent work & Economic Growth
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Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
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Sustainable Cities & Communities
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Responsible Consumption & Production
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Climate Action
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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Companies we work with:

Eye verification startup ZOLOZ (formerly EyeVerify) won the Get in the Ring competition in 2013, got global exposure and was acquired for $100M by Ant Financial two years later.

Provide the solution for our partners' challenges

Solve the challenges of our corporate partners for a chance to prove your solution and access the network you need to scale.

The most global startup competition

Our global startup competition is active in all corners of the world and is your chance to connect with our community of partners. Join the competition and prove to us that you have a promising solution and should be connected to the people who have the power to help you scale. Together we can solve the grand challenges we all face in cities around the world.

Capital that makes you scale

If you’re a startup looking for growth capital, we can connect you to investors or assess your eligibility to access our own fund.

Convious were crowned the champions of our 2018 competition



“After winning the competition, our term sheet was raised to 3.6M in funding. Thanks Get in the Ring for that!”

Kevin Westermeijer - CEO & Co-founder Convious

"By winning the Get in the Ring competition LifeSense Group has transformed the largest women’s health secret, into the largest spoken solution.”

Julia van Zanten, LifeSense Group: solving urinary incontinence for women through wearable technology

Coming to a city near you

Do you have an unconventional solution we need to know about? Join us at one of our selection rounds in your city.

Our global community of organizers:

News

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Get in the RingTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 6:02pm
Good vibes only at #Unlocked2020 🔓!

Isaac Nandgavkar, Business Development Manager at AquaBattery, is excited to introduce the world's cleanest energy storage solution, the BlueBattery, during Unlocked! The BlueBattery is the only electrical storage system that is 100% sustainable and can store electricity only by using water and table salt, thus no more toxic materials!

Together, let’s connect Isaac and AquaBattery to industry partners and help them run a pilot in Rotterdam. Let's prove the world that a clean and sustainable ecosystem is possible.

Unlock your idea. Unlock your business partner. Unlock your next circular collaboration - for more information, visit https://bit.ly/3iOl6yo

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Get in the RingTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 4:51pm
One in three people live without sanitation and access to safe drinking water. Two in five do not have a basic hand-washing facility - How can we accelerate uncoventional startup solutions to rewrite these statistics and ensure that nobody is left behind?

Areas of innovation we have identified are:

💧Availability: Water conservation, leakage, reuse, saving technologies, service continuity, storage, wastewater management

💧Quality: Access to clean water, drinking water, filtration, membranes, mineralization, purification, sanitation, sensors, treated wastewater, pollution, water-related diseases

💧Resilience: Atmospheric water generation, desalination, green spaces, stormwater management ,vulnerabilities, disaster risks, flood risk, water reserves and resources

If you are working on an impact solution in any of these areas, then Get in the Ring The Netherlands - Impact is the perfect opportunity for you to battle against the leading Dutch impact entrepreneurs to test, prove and scale your solution.

Apart from our Global Network, chosen startups will benefit from the expertise of Impact City - The Hague Innovators, #WaterSpark Coalition - PureTerra Ventures and Water Foundry (Main partners - Water theme).

Dive deeper into our Exploration Model: https://bit.ly/30bUi4g

Apply before October 15!
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Get in the RingTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 3:01pm
As you read this post, an impact startup may just be landing a pilot at #Unlocked2020 🔓!

Trent Poltronetti, VP Marketing and Sales at SmartAxiom, has joined Unlocked to promote and scale their innovative software that manages and secures connected IoT devices in a faster, more reliable and more secure manner.

Rotterdam - Let's help Trent and SmartAxiom to find collaboration opportunities in the Rotterdam Municipality Area to scale up their solution.

Unlock your idea. Unlock your business partner. Unlock your next circular collaboration - for more information, visit https://bit.ly/3iOl6yo

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Get in the RingTuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 8:03am
The day is finally here... #Unlocked2020 begins today! 🔓

Floyd Costa, Co-founder at Block Armour, has joined Unlocked to address growing Cybersecurity challenges in the fast-growing 5G and IoT ecosystems by harnessing Blockchain and emerging technologies. Accelerated by Airbus, its solution is also crafted to secure smart city information infrastructure.

Floyd and Block Armour are currently looking to connect with relevant industry partners to establish a base and pilot the solution in Rotterdam.

Unlock your idea. Unlock your business partner. Unlock your next circular collaboration - for more information, visit https://bit.ly/3iOl6yo

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Get in the RingMonday, September 21st, 2020 at 7:00pm
#Unlocked2020 🔓 is happening tomorrow!

Gareth Roberts, Business Developer at Cambond, is looking for partnerships in the Rotterdam Municipality Area in order to accelerate the transition towards circular economy. Cambond is transforming waste in useful, planet friendly products.

Gareth and Cambond are interested in Rotterdam Unlocked to find relevant partnerships and make the world a better place.

Unlock your idea. Unlock your business partner. Unlock your next circular collaboration - for more information, visit rotterdamunlocked.com

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Get in the RingMonday, September 21st, 2020 at 3:01pm
#Unlocked2020 🔓 is happening tomorrow!

Melanie Valencia, Co-founder at Carbocycle, is looking to unlock collaboration opportunities with local partners from the Rotterdam innovation ecosystem to address challenges in two large CO2 emitting markets - waste management and palm oil substitutes. CarboCycle is upcycling organic waste into vegetable oil substitute.

To turn this into reality, Melanie and Carbocycle needs partners and a pilot facility in Rotterdam.

Unlock your idea. Unlock your business partner. Unlock your next circular collaboration - for more information, visit rotterdamunlocked.com

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 3:00pm
Good vibes only at #Unlocked2020🔓!

Together, let’s connect Isaac and @AquaBattery to industry partners and help them run a pilot in Rotterdam. Let's prove the world that a #clean and #sustainable #ecosystem is possible.

@rotterdam https://t.co/68JOi2LUbc